volume 27, issue 5, P590-594 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.793291
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Abstract: The results of our pre-protocol community consultation showed that not only would most respondents be willing to participate in the proposed trial, but also would be happy for either next of kin or an independent consultant neurosurgeon to give surrogate consent if they lacked capacity to consent themselves. The advantages of this type of survey are twofold: they increase patient and public involvement in the research process and allow researchers to design study protocols that are acceptable to the community.